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Martin Luther King



Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia, to Alberta
Williams King and Martin Luther King, Sr. Alberta King's father was the minister at
Ebenezer Baptist Church where Reverend King, Sr. and Reverend King, Jr. served as pa
stors.

Martin Luther King, Jr. earned his B.A. degree at Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia, a
B.D. degree at Croser Theological Seminary, Chester, Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. degree at
Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts.


In 1954, Reverend King began his pastoral career at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in
Montgomery, Alabama. His involvement in the civil rights movement was the result of Mrs.
Rosa Parks refusal to give up her seat to a white person. When the Montgomery Im provement
Association was formed in December 1955, King was elected president of the association.
The United States Supreme Court decision declaring Alabama law segregation on buses
illegal was the victory from which King emerged as a national hero and r esulted in the
formation of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. He inspired people of all races
and ethnic backgrounds to join in a peaceful, nonviolent protest against segregation. On
August 29, 1963, he made his most famous speech, I Have a Dream, at the Lincoln Memorial
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